IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19:
Dear Members & Friends of St. Thomas,
We continue to monitor and respond to the novel Coronavirus/COVID-19, which has forced a new temporary way of life into our normal way of living. In response to requests and recommendations from government officials, we are enacting the following measures:
1. Our Sunday morning worship service will be moved online indefinitely. To worship with us, you can go to the “Sunday Service” section of our webpage or by going to our YouTube Channel. Services will be made available at 9am Every Sunday morning.
2. All scheduled activities on campus are now canceled or postponed until further notice.
3. Please contact pastors directly by phone or text for pastoral care needs or concerns.
4. The food pantry hours are now Thursday mornings only from 9am-12pm.
5. The church office will now only be open from 9am-12pm on Thursdays.
6. Please continue to make your regular contributions online at http://www.stthomaspc.org/donate, or by mailing your tithe or offering to the church (14100 Memorial Drive, Houston, TX 77079).
In the gospel of Matthew, Christ reminds us that where two or three are gathered, he will be there also. While we cannot gather in person for the foreseeable future, we rest in the assurance that Christ’s love binds us together during this unusual and trying time. We are thankful for the flexibility and grace that is being extended by everyone.
Please join us in praying for those affected by this virus, those treating the ill, and those working towards a solution.
We look forward to the day when we can join together on campus in prayer, thanksgiving, and worship.
Grace & Peace,
Nora & Jonathan
ST. THOMAS RUMMAGE SALE
Saturday, April 25th, 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. Join in the fun and start collecting those “gently-used” items you would be willing to donate to our rummage sale. Drop-off of these items will be the week before the sale. A detailed drop-off schedule will be posted by mid-April.
ONE GREAT HOUR OF SHARING
Join with Presbyterians worldwide in answering God’s call. This Lenten season, please give generously to One Great Hour of Sharing. If we all do a little, it adds up to a lot.
Sarah Parsons begins a description of her book: A Clearing Season with these words: “Cities across the world celebrate the day-before with colorful parades and over-the-top parties. Then Wednesday arrives ... Sigh. Lent has begun. Join us as we rethink Lent beginning March 4th at 10:00 am.
ALL CHURCH WORKDAY
A Continental breakfast and lunch will be served. Come spend the day or give us a couple of hours-whatever you can do. There is work everyone can do to help improve our campus. Besides, it is fun working with our Church colleagues and the Boy Scouts with their parents. Any hand tools, drills, saws, yard tools, pressure washers, pruners, chain saws, extension pole trimmers, wheel barrows, etc. would be greatly appreciated. Call John Funk @ 281-493-4359 with questions. We hope to see you there!!
The Book Club has chosen The Second Mountain by David Brooks as our March selection. Due to Spring Break, we will be meeting on the fourth Wednesday, March 25th at noon in room 7.
March 29, 9:30 am (during Sunday School hour) in Fellowship Hall Topic: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Speaker: Elizabeth Fletcher, PhD
Dr. Fletcher will highlight the work of Emergency Chaplain Group which helps First Responders cope with traumatic events they encounter on a daily basis. She will provide information regarding suicide awareness and prevention. Please join us and invite friends to this information session.